Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XII: 31 - 34

Now I shall tell you about the course of the path ahead.

No one knows what I shall say.

The interpretations that are invited here will be concerned with the future path of single-hearted salvation for all human beings equally and the future paths of Moonsun's regret for all human beings. 

There are two reasons why we do not know what Moonsun will say. The first concerns the path of single-hearted salvation. As the model path demonstrates, Moonsun will do what is necessary and appropriate for all of the children equally regardless of time, place and level of spiritual maturity. Since those who heard the teaching did not understand Moonsun's intention they would of course not be able to recognize Moonsun's free and unlimited workings when they saw them. 

The second reason concerns our individual worldly common self-centered course. We are subjected to one surprise after another. Some of them good and some of them evil. This is because we do not know how to distinguish between what is original and natural and what is a product of our self-centered imagination. As a result of that condition we are not able to fully grasp how causality works. Though we have made great progress in grasping the causality of some objects (the physical sciences for example) we are still pretty much at a loss when it comes to the causality of our own actions (the inexactness of  human psychology for example ). 

Day after day, whatever I say will be seen just as I say.

This is the wonder.

Day after day the mind that is step by step purified and made like clear water reaps a harvest of free and unlimited workings and joy no matter what the circumstance. Day by day the mind that remains firmly rooted in the self-centered imagination only reaps good or evil according to both the limitations of individual causality and the limitations of the causality of the world.  

There is no knowing what I shall say. 

That is why I give you notices on everything repeatedly. 

As concerns the path of universal single-hearted salvation, it is necessary to adhere to the root and core of the truth of origin. The truth that is known through the mind like clear water. As concerns our individual paths, the path that teaches all equally according to what is appropriate for time, place and maturity would bewilder the self-centered imagination, prone as it is to attach to limitations. Until settled, constant care is needed to remind the sincere mind to stay oriented on the truth of origin. Human thoughts are means of calling the self-centered imagination back to the truth of origin and who knows what may need to be said to reach all human minds equally. Be that as it may, no human thought or combination of thoughts taken together constitute or can even compare with the truth of origin.  

My notices are not to be taken lightly.

There is no knowing what will be seen. 

The path of single-hearted salvation will advance when Moonsun's instruments closely adhere the model path. Opening new paths of single-hearted salvation, from the origin and out in ways appropriate for time, place and maturity and leading surely back to the truth of origin. The path of the self-centered imagination is yielding exactly the kinds of results that could be expected when self-centered imaginations come into contact with each other. Who knows what we are in for. 

Whatever course we choose Moonsun will support and power it to its causal outcome. We are being warned that the self-centered course is fraught with hazards and are being guided to the safe and sure main road to freedom and joy.